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Question 1: In British Columbia, there were fears that some Japanese who worked in the fishing industry were charting the coastline for the Japanese navy, acting as spies on ________'s military.
BarbadosUnited StatesCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 2: To help their case, the NAJC hired ________ to examine records to estimate the economic losses to Japanese Canadians resulting from property confiscations and loss of wages due to internment.
AzerbaijanCyprusBosnia and HerzegovinaPricewaterhouseCoopers

Question 3: [6] Leadership positions within the camps were only offered to the Nisei, or Canadian-born citizens of Japanese origin, however excluding the ________, the older generation born in Japan.
Japanese AmericanSanseiYonsei (fourth-generation Nikkei)Issei

Question 4: Some of the interned citizens had been combat veterans of the ________, including several men who had been decorated for bravery during the fighting on the Western Front in the First World War.
Lewis GunWorld War ILee-EnfieldCanadian Expeditionary Force

Question 5: The Canadian government also launched a ________ (led by Justice Henry Bird) in 1947 to examine the issue of compensation for confiscated property.
United KingdomNew ZealandCommonwealth realmRoyal Commission

Question 6: The internment began in December 1941, following the attack by the Japanese air force on the American base at Pearl Harbor, ________ and was justified by the leaders of the push for internment on grounds of national security.

Question 7: [10] General conditions were poor enough that the ________ transferred fundamental food shipments from civilians affected by the war to the internees.
Magen David AdomInternational Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementAustrian Red CrossAmerican Red Cross

Question 8: Japanese Canadian internment refers to the confinement of Japanese Canadians in ________ during World War II.
OntarioAlbertaCanadaBritish Columbia

Question 9: The Nikkei Memorial Internment Centre in New Denver, ________, is an interpretive centre that honors the history of interned Japanese Canadians, many of whom were interned nearby.
CanadaOntarioBritish ColumbiaAlberta

Question 10: Public protests eventually caused the repeal of the legislation and a ________ was appointed in 1947 to examine the confiscation of property.
United KingdomRoyal CommissionCommonwealth realmNew Zealand


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